I’m a born-and-raised Texan (now Coloradoan), living in Europe while I race bikes for Team Sunweb. I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M collecting dust. I am husband to the world’s most amazing woman, a classical pianist, metalhead, bookworm, early-riser, coffee snob, cyclingnews.com contributor, and budding Twitter personality. I owe all of my success to my faith, my family, and my friends, and I hope to make you all proud.
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I spent my childhood in Texas, playing around on bikes. First it was BMX, then I shifted to mountain bikes. Then I started racing mountain bikes, followed soon after by road bikes. I spent my college years either riding, eating, sleeping, or working on my degree in Mechanical Engineering.

In 2010, a perfect storm of racing success, graduation, and my father’s surprise diagnosis of Stage-IV lung cancer spurred me on to chase my dream of becoming a professional cyclist.

I’m now in my sixth year of racing for Team Sunweb at the WorldTour level, and I’m having a blast. I’ve had the joy of helping Tom Dumoulin win the 2017 Giro d’Italia, have a silver medal from the 2018 World Championships TTT, and I won the stage 21 TT in the 2019 Giro d’Italia. I’ve raced the Vuelta a Espana, Giro d’Italia, and Tour de France, and now I’m one of the veterans on Team Sunweb with at least two more years on the clock. Let’s race!

Nationality /
USA
From /
McKinney, TX
Training base /
Girona, Spain
Birthday /
August 26th
Age /
32
Weight /
71.5 kg  (157.66 lbs)
Height /
191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Rider type /
Rouleur, TT
Licence # /
USA19880826
Team /
Team Sunweb
1stGiro d’Italia - Stage 21 (ITT)2019
6thGiro d’Italia - Stage 9 (ITT)2019
3rdTirreno-Adriatico - Stage 1 (TTT)2019
2ndUAE Tour - Stage 1 (TTT)2019
2ndTTT World Championships2018
2ndUSA National Championships - ITT2018
5thCritérium du Dauphiné - Stage 4 (ITT)2017
5thEneco Tour - Stage 62016
6thTTT World Championships2014
4thVuelta a Burgos - Stage 5 (ITT)2014
2006-10Texas A&M University Cycling Team (amateur)
2009Team Brain and Spine Cycling (amateur)
2009-10Super Squadra (amateur)
2011Rio Grande Cycling (amateur)
2011-13Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies (CT)
2014Team Giant - Shimano (WT)
2015-16Team Giant - Alpecin (WT)
2017-19Team Sunweb (WT)
2020-2021Team Sunweb (WT)

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August 19, 2020

Chad Haga blog: Bizarre life after lockdown

Barely seven months and a lifetime ago at team camp in January 2020, we shared murmurs of disbelief that the Tour of Guangxi, scheduled for October, might be at risk if China failed to get…
July 22, 2019

Chad Haga blog: Five days of suffering in the Tour de France

It may have only been 5 days of racing, but this week felt every bit as long as the first one. As the stage count increases, so does the proportion of the stage spent suffering,…
July 18, 2019

Chad Haga blog: Rest day recollections of an eventful Tour de France

It’s been a long time since I last raced 10 consecutive days, and I’m sure I’m not alone in my relief that we get to take today easy. The last “week” at the Tour de…
July 6, 2019

Chad Haga blog: Let’s Get This Party Started

The only days of a Grand Tour in which time moves faster than on rest days are the days before the race, and nowhere is that truer than at the Tour de France. It’s now…

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